By Mike Goodall
For the first actual time, the historical past of British pre-World conflict I plane has been collected jointly in a single quantity, with greater than 900 of them good illustrated. This new publication constitutes a most beneficial contribution a couple of extraordinary interval in aviation background and is a memorial to the bravery and inventiveness of the intrepid pioneers of that faraway period. one of the well-known manufacturer's lined are Avro, Sopwith, Shorts, and Bristol. Many lesser recognized designers and developers equivalent to Martin-Handasyde and Howard Wright also are given plentiful assurance.
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Data Span 22ft 6in Chord 6ft 6in Area 285 sq ft Span of elevators 13ft Weight 1501b Boustead canard glider flown at Wimbledon in 1910. Aircraft Manufacturers BRADSHAW monoplane (Granville Bradshaw, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire) This machine was designed and built by Granville Bradshaw at Wolverhampton when he was a member of the Midland Aero Club, before he joined the Star Engineering Co. A JAP motor cycle engine fitted with an adjustable pitch propeller was used. The machine was present at the Midland Aero Club Show at the park in Sutton Coldfield on 13 November 1909.
First flight at Filey June 1912. Fitted with wings with cutaway roots and redesigned undercarriage. Blackburn Type E. Military monoplane of 1912. Blackburn Mercury III with Isaacson radial engine. 47 Span Chord Area Length Weight allup Height Speed with Renault 32ft 6ft 3in 195 sq ft 31ft 800 lb 8ft 6in 75 mph BLACKBURN Type E monoplane This type was designed to meet the first official British speci fication for a military reconnaissance two-seater. The basic structure was of steel tube and the fuselage was covered with aluminum panels.
Sketches by Geoffrey Watson). Power: 120hp Beardmore Austro-Daimler six-cylinder inline water-cooled. Data Span top 44ft Span bottom 40ft Area 450 sq ft Main floats 14ft long at 9 ft centers Length 25ft Weight 1,5001b Weight allup 2,3001b Speed range 45-80 mph Rate of climb 300ft per min Endurance 6 hr BEARDMORE-DFW Tractor Biplane (Wm. Beardmore & Co. Dalmuir, Dumbartonshire) A seaplane to compete in the 'Seaplane Circuit of Britain' was made by Beardmore under license from the Deutsche FlugzeugWerke and was described in August 1914, at the time when the contest was abandoned.
British aircraft before the Great War by Mike Goodall